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Linda Codega by Linda Codega on 29th July 2021

In 2010, director Matt Ogens filmed a piece for Toyota at the Maryland School for the Deaf. In 2021, his 40-minute special premiered on Netflix, this time following a new deaf student-athlete and his journey into adulthood.

29th Jul CULTURE CORNER
“At my signal, unleash hell”: Why industry outrage is pointless without action

“At my signal, unleash hell”: Why industry outrage is pointless without action

Social shaming and online outrage are this century's bloodsport. Fingers are pointed - sometimes erroneously - and behaviour is dissected but, argues Amy Kean, without action after the indignation then it's all pointless.

29th Jul SPORT FOCUS
The World Cup will be a chance to right England’s racist wrongs

The World Cup will be a chance to right England’s racist wrongs

Tom McGirr, Head of Strategy at The Wild, reflects on the England football team's recent Euros defeat, the racism that followed it, and what advertising can do to counteract such behaviour.

28th Jul
LA Ronayne gets her teeth into the Sharks

LA Ronayne gets her teeth into the Sharks

This year the Shark Awards is back and calling Brighton home for the time being. We speak to jury president LA Ronayne about the importance of industry gatherings, the standard of pandemic-era work and why you need to lean into the stuff you love.

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How to shoot a sailing race How to shoot a sailing race
27th Jul SPORT FOCUS

Howtoshootasailingrace

Sebastian Slayter and Chelsea Slayter, a husband-and-wife DP and Director team, were in charge of shooting footage for American Magic, a Challenger for the 36th America’s Cup. Here, Sebastian talks about the lessons they learned on and off the water.

23rd Jul SPORT FOCUS
Tokyo 2020: No fans. No fun. No marketing future?

Tokyo 2020: No fans. No fun. No marketing future?

With the delayed Tokyo 2020 Games officially opening today, Andy Gallagher, Vice President of Client Engagement at Analytic Partners London, looks at how the pandemic-hit event can still end in a podium finish for some brands.

21st Jul SPORTS FOCUS
When is production like a sports team?

When is production like a sports team?

Mike Warzin, a director for Arts & Sciences, and a lifelong sports fanatic, takes us back to Chicago in the 90s to tell us why a production crew is like a sports team.

19th Jul
Why friction can help smooth your path to success

Why friction can help smooth your path to success

Kalle Hellzén, Chief Creative Officer at 180 Amsterdam, highlights the power of friction to force marketers out of auto pilot because, when you optimise for the average, you create for no one.

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Breaking down the Executive Creative Producer role Breaking down the Executive Creative Producer role
16th Jul

BreakingdowntheExecutiveCreativeProducerrole

Giving power back to the creatives is the whole point of pivoting to a multi-use role, says Karla Henwood, Executive Creative Producer, Squeak E. Clean Studios.

15th Jul SPORT FOCUS
Par for the cause: the rise of 'sportivism'

Par for the cause: the rise of 'sportivism'

Brands have always sought to harness the godlike power of sports personalities but, these days, sporting partnerships are less about shifting product, more about pushing social change. From the rise of ‘sportivism’ to a new squad of TikTok influencers, Selena Schleh examines how -and why – the goalposts have moved.

12th Jul
Collaboration is the new creativity

Collaboration is the new creativity

Essence's Garrick Schmitt and Alex Maikowski, EVP Global Experience Design and Senior Director Creative Strategy respectively, examine how brands that are collaborating are managing to push new creative boundaries.

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